Mexico’s Beaches

Mexico offers some of the most exquisite and unique beaches of the world. With over 5,750 miles of coastline, white sandy beaches are easily accessible and are all considered public beaches, with no fees for access or use. From the relaxing white sandy beaches on the Yucatan Peninsula to the roaring and pounding surf of Playa Zicatela in Puerto Escondido, to majestic black volcanic rock beaches and the sheer cliffs of Acapulco, Mexico beaches are as diverse as the visitors themselves.

Whether a traveler desires lazy, dreamy days relaxing in the warmth of the sand on white sandy beaches, or more raucous water sports adventure fun, the Pacific Coast, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico provide the ideal locale and climate. Depending on travelers’ choice, beaches can be chosen for their gentle, relaxing breezes, or more windy conditions perfect for wind-water sports including parasailing, windsurfing, and surfing.

Cancun beaches are renowned for their diversity; on the north side of the island, calmer breezes and waters prevail making it the ideal location for relaxation enthusiasts and families. While on the east side, the breezes are more active and encourage windsurfing, paragliding, surfing, and more.

Mexico, Cancun Beach, Tourists walking on the beach

The water around Cancun Island has a warm 86 degree year round average, making it the ideal location for vacations year round. The white sandy beaches fed by the Caribbean are heralded around the globe. The sparkling turquoise waters combined with powdery white sand, make this Mexico beach area spectacular at first glance, and even more impressive when toes curl into the sharp sand.

Playa Langosta and Playa Linda are two of the premier Cancun beaches. Located on the Caribbean side of the island Playa Linda offers the high waves, and breezy conditions sought after by water sports enthusiasts. From here, dive tours, fishing trips, and submarine tours are easily booked and provide for the outstanding family and adult day trips. Playa Langosta has been deemed the best swimming beach in Cancun for its calm, warm waters.

The Playa Caracol beach is fantastic for children, as the shallow flat sandy seabed allows them to splash for hours in the warm waters and build sand castles effortlessly. The Cancun beach of San Miguelito on the Caribbean side of the island is a beautiful beach dotted with ancient Mayan ruins. History envelopes you as you bask in the sun, swim in the turquoise waters, and explore the ruins.

The Punta Nizuc is ideally set and in proximity to some of the finest most exclusive and luxurious resorts on the island. Because of this, it is kept spotlessly clean and well manicured.

One of the quieter beaches on the island is located at the southernmost tip; access to this sleepy wondrous beach is an exclusive hotel. However, all beaches in Mexico are federal property, and visitors must be granted access. For a lazy day sunbathing, this is a spectacular option.

Of course, Cancun’s location on the Yucatan Peninsula sits in prime fashion to be the jumping off spot to some of the world’s best ancient Mayan ruins. Special trips to Chichen Itza and other Mayan sites are easily arranged by hotels, resorts, and tour operators. Cancun is a reasonably priced destination that offers a wide variety of outdoor activities and historical and cultural sites. The nightlife here is known the world over, and many venues feature open-air nightclubs, bars, and restaurants.

On the other side of Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean, many travelers find Puerto Vallarta’s small town charm, beautiful landscape and crystal waters, their favorite Mexico beach location. Just off the coast is the diving and snorkeling haven of the Marieta Islands.

Kayaking tours through the Banderas Bay, boat tours to view the migration of the great humpback whales, and horseback riding adventures are just some of the fantastic activities this small town has to offer. There are several world-class golf courses in the area as well for those vacationers who want to golf in one of the world’s most beautiful and serene locations.

Also on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Manzanillo, known for its iconic white sand beaches of Hollywood movies is an escape for North Americans on the west coast. This small intimate city offers excellent restaurants, bars, shopping, and art galleries for hours not spent frolicking in the sand.

The deep sea fishing is outstanding off the coast, and that is why it is known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World.” An annual deep sea fishing tournament draws thousands each year to fish, and witness the amazing sailfish. The climate is warm and balmy, and when partnered with the white sand beaches Mexico is known for, makes for an ideal vacation.

In Mexico, your budget goes further. Often, vacations to luxury beachfront resorts are a fraction of what other Caribbean nations offer. Lavish intimate accommodations, luxurious all-inclusive resorts, small boutique hotels, and inns are in abundant supply throughout the country. A vacation here will provide some of the best opportunities to explore ancient societies, the beautiful national parks, local culture and enjoy the warm weather and beach activities. More and more Eco-friendly resorts and parks are sprouting up throughout Mexico, with some of the finest located on the Yucatan Peninsula, not far from Cancun. At these eco-friendly resorts, visitors find amenities aren’t lacking, they are in abundant supply. Many corporations have chosen their Mexico resorts to be the leaders of the eco-friendly hotel industry to protect the serene and beautiful surroundings.

The turquoise blue waters lapping against white sandy beaches make Mexico beaches some of the most sought after in the world. Warm tropical weather, great nightlife, resorts focused on creating the ideal family-friendly vacation experience and romantic and lavish adult-only resorts are found ideally situated wherever travelers desire to venture. The Yucatan Peninsula and Cancun beaches have a unique attribute of remaining cool while the water and air are warm; this provides the ideal setting for the wiggling of toes in the sand while gazing at the spectacular ocean. Quaint villages, breathtaking scenery, tropical jungles, abundant wildlife, spectacular settings for water sports, and relaxation are awaiting you on the beaches of Mexico.